Day 2 at Martyrs’ Gallery…

First victims…

Got rather lucky this morning. A dad and his 2 daughters were waiting for their pottery class to start next door when I overheard a conversation…

Dad on phone: “We’re here but there doesn’t seem to be anyone around….. oh…. okay….. hmmmm… I’m sure my wife booked it…. ok… bye…”

Dad to daughters: “Now come on, it’s not that bad. Worse things have happened…..”

Me, calling out: “Excuse me….

To cut a short story even shorter, they agreed to do my walk and set off into the rain….


…back they came and set to work (alongside my mum who had just turned up for moral support – and to do the walk!)

Their drawings were the first ones to go up (below), and then more visitors turned up…


and more visitors…


who took an interesting approach and decided to drag a piece of cloth along the walk, collecting mud and all sorts along the way.

A few more people and I am very happy with how it is progressing 🙂


Rather quiet as the afternoon wore on so I popped out for some food.  SO wet!!  Absolutely chucking it down with rain.  Shoes and socks soaked.

So, I decide to make some shoes… like you do!


And they were actually very comfy. I wore them all afternoon, than decided to include them as a mini sculpture.

All in all a very good day 🙂

Day 1, 99 ways to map a walk…


Well, day 1 at Martyrs’ Gallery, an empty space…


Wondering what I have got myself in to!

Unloaded the car and set off on the walk…


Came back to the gallery and drew my map (above), then set off on the walk again to do my first drawing…


…a continuous line whilst walking.

Pottered around a bit.  Made myself at home. Unloaded my stuff…


.. including these 2 books which were part of my initial inspiration.

Went home.


99 ways to map a walk

Between the 12th and 18th February Jacky will be creating a participatory installation at Martyrs’ Gallery, Lewes

Inspired by Raymond Queneau’s 1947 work Exercises in style the installation will explore different experiences, memories and perspectives from 99 people of the same walk through Lewes.

Viewers will be able to watch the artwork developing and are invited to take part by going on the walk and drawing or writing their walking experiences on prepared cardboard canvases.  These will be incorporated in the installation for show at the weekend.

Jacky is interested in how different people remember, interpret and react to similar places and situations. Her installation will be a visual representation of some of these differences (and similarities).

Opening times:                                                                                                                                Tues 13 – Thurs 15 Feb, 10am – 12.30pm    All welcome to watch the artwork being created and take part by going on the walk and producing your own ‘map’                            Sat 17 & Sun 18 Feb, 12 – 4pm    Viewing days

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Strange times…

Strange times is a participatory piece of work made as a reaction to Brexit in October 2016.

It has a graffiti scrawl with the ambiguous phrase This is not my Britain sprayed onto a large board. Installed in the Corridor Gallery, South Coast College, Hastings, students were invited to comment and react to the piece and did so with a variety of opinions, questions and indifference.

Strange Days

Lewes Artwave 2017

Last year I took part in the Lewes Artwave festival for the first time and opened my studio for three weekends.  I exhibited some of my paintings alongside two of my good friends Eve Chalcraft and Marie Pearson

We had just under 350 visitors in total and sold 34 pictures and ceramics.

Glynde Gardens Studio
Open studio for Artwave festival
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Glynde Gardens Studio
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Inside the studio